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the crisis in spain deepens — madrid moves to impose direct rule on the region of catalonia. crowds gather in barcelona, as prime minister rajoy says he wants to restore stability to the area which could declare independence in a few hours time. in my opinion we have no other alternative. the only thing we can and should do is to resort to the law in order to keep the law. we'll have the latest from barcelona and madrid. also this lunchtime. the cyber attack which crippled parts of the nhs in may could have been prevented by basic security measures, according to an investigation. why it may be safer to have open heart surgery in the afternoon — new research suggests our body clock makes the heart stronger later in the day. thousands of files about the assassination ofjfk are released — but the us security services stop hundreds of others from being made public. and, hidden for centuries, the 16th century painting obscuring a portrait underneath — of mary queen of scots. and coming up in the sport on bbc news: defeat for england
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in the opening match of the rugby league world cup, beaten by the world champions and co—hosts, australia, in melbourne. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the crisis in the spanish region of catalonia has deepened. spain prime minister's mariano rajoy has asked the senate to approve plans to sack the catalan administration and take control of some of its powers. he said democracy and stability needs to be restored in the region, after it held a disputed referendum on independence earlier this month. meanwhile separatists have submitted a declaration of independence to the regional parliament in barcelona, and may vote on it in the next few hours. our correspondentjames
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reynolds is in barcelona. the confrontation between madrid and barcelona appears to be reaching its most crucial moment. the spanish authorities are getting ready to ta ke authorities are getting ready to take over the running of this region, and at the same time the cata la n region, and at the same time the catalan authorities meeting in their own regional parliament are getting ready to declare their own independence. if there is a way out of the crisis, a way that satisfies these catalan protesters in barcelona, and their opponents in madrid, no one has yet found it. these pro—independence demonstrators have gathered outside the catalan parliament. these protesters see no point in any further dialogue with madrid, and no point in compromise either. they
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wa nt point in compromise either. they wantan immediate point in compromise either. they want an immediate declaration of cata la n want an immediate declaration of catalan independence. it's taking a stand, to begin with it's only words, but then we will defend this declaration. we don't have freedom to decide by ourselves the future of all the country. that means taxes, how we invest, in which areas we wa nt how we invest, in which areas we want to invest in more. it is much better a catalan republic, than spain. we want a very peaceful environment, where mps in parliament can environment, where mps in parliament ca n vote, environment, where mps in parliament can vote, and then we can start talks with the spanish government in madrid. i think that will be the best things. we have stretched out oui’ best things. we have stretched out our hand, we've tried to talk for a number of times with international mediation it hasn't been possible. that's what has brought us to this situation. spain's prime minister mariano rajoy wants to stop a cata la n mariano rajoy wants to stop a catalan breakaway. this morning he was cheered as he entered parliament
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in madrid. the senate is meeting in order to give mariano rajoy the power to suspend self rule in the cata la n power to suspend self rule in the catalan region. translation: power to suspend self rule in the catalan region. translatiosz power to suspend self rule in the catalan region. translation: in my opinion we have no other alternative. the only thing we can and should do is to resort to the law in order to keep the law. that means stopping this man, the catalan leader ca rles means stopping this man, the catalan leader carles puigdemont, here arriving at the regional parliament. before madrid moves to shut down his administration, carles puigdemont and his colleagues in parliament may decide to play their own most symbolic card. the declaration of an independent state. opposition parties who speak for half the population in catalonia, object to any attempt to break away from spain. the pro—independence movement has a majority and they are set to make their move. studio: thank you very much. that's the picture in
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barcelona. our correspondent sarah rainsford is in madrid. what is your assessment of the nervousness and more there? what we've seen in the senate in madrid todayis we've seen in the senate in madrid today is the prime minister making a strong speech, setting up the government's position and asking senators to authorise him to begin implementing direct rule in catalonia. it was a strong speech from a prime minister who is not known for that. he was very clear, he said he had been forced into this position by separatists in catalonia, who he said had held an illegal referendum. he basically had no choice but to begin the process of implementing direct rule under article 155 of the spanish constitution. what we are expecting is the senate to approve that later today. the governing party has a majority said there is not expected to be any surprises. they also have
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the support of the socialist party. once approved, the question is how quickly the government in spain would move to dissolve the catalan parliament and also to remove the key political figures from their posts. it is expected that could happen pretty quickly but this is such an unknown situation, there are still questions about what will happen, depending on what happens in barcelona. waiting for approval by the senate but the position of the government seems firm at this point. thank you, sarah. a cyber attack which crippled parts of the nhs in may could have been prevented, if basic it security measures had been in place — according to a report by the national audit office. it's concluded that the health service wasn't prepared for the wannacry attack, in which criminals froze nhs computers and demanded a ransom. the security minister ben wallace told the bbc this morning that the government believes a foreign state was behind the attack, and named north korea. here's our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones. it was an attack which froze
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computers around the world. but the nhs was among the organisations worst affected. and the national audit office says it was ill—prepared. it was the worst ever cyber attack on the nhs. 81 health trusts across england were affected, a third of the total. it's thought over 19,000 appointments ended up being cancelled, including 139 potential cancer referrals. what planning there had been to deal with the cyber attackjust hadn't filtered down to the hospitals. some work had been done on a national cyber response plan in the nhs, but that hadn't been well communicated to all of those local bodies. and in some cases, organisations had to resort to telephone and paper and pen and apps such as whatsapp in terms of communicating with others. this is the message that popped up on thousands of nhs computers demanding a ransom to unlock their files. but all of this could
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have been avoided. a month or so earlier, nhs digital had sent a message to hospitals instructing them to apply a security patch which would have stopped their computers from being affected with the ransomware. the nhs insists it is now putting things right. we have been getting our act together, we are getting our act together, we are putting funding in, we are putting education in. we are rolling out the programmes that were in place before this attack, and we will continue to improve over time. the government said it now believed that north korea was behind the wannacry ransomware and warned of the risk of further attacks. every week, we successfully defend against threats both from organised crime and indeed from sometimes hostile states abroad. and so, that is why the national cyber strategy was set up in 2016. we've put {1.9 billion of investment. but hospitals say strengthening cyber security will be expensive. they may be seeking more money to shore up their expenses. rory cellan—jones, bbc news.
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two lorry drivers involved in a fatal accident on the m1 in august have pleaded not guilty to eight counts of causing death by dangerous driving. rizard mazerack also denied causing death by careless driving while over the alcohol limit. the other driver, david wagstaff, who's 53 and from stoke, admitted causing death by careless driving. a minibus driver and seven of his passengers were killed in the crash near milton keynes. jo black is at aylesbury crown court. yes, this was the crash on the southbound carriageway of the one between junctions 1a and 15. it happened in the early hours of the morning over the august bank holiday. as you are outlining that it was a collision between a minibus and two articulated lorries. eight
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people died, there were six men and two women. for passengers in the minibus was seriously injured and among that four was a five—year—old girl who sadly lost both her parents in that crash. today at aylesbury crown court the two lorry drivers involved both appeared for the first time. ryszard masierak here in a tracksuit pleaded not guilty to eight counts of causing death by dangerous driving. he also pleaded not guilty to four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. david wagstaff also pleaded not guilty to the same charges, not guilty to the same charges, not guilty to the same charges, not guilty to eight counts of causing death by dangerous driving and four cou nts death by dangerous driving and four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. but he did plead guilty to driving carelessly. despite that admission the prosecution will be seeking a full trial and both drivers will face charges on the dangerous driving
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level and that trial will happen in february of next year. thank you. a man arrested as part of an investigation into the far—right group, national action, has been charged with preparing to murder the labour mp rosie cooper. the 22—year—old man, who can't be named for legal reasons, is one of six men charged with being members of the organisation, which was banned last year. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford is at westminster magistrates‘ court now. all six men appeared together in the dock. they were christopher lythgoe from warrington, matthew hankinson, andrew clark, michael trevino inaudible and a 22—year—old man who can't be named for legal reasons. they were told they had been charged with being members of a band neo—nazi group called national action. the charges that they
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remained members of national action, meeting regularly in a gym and the pub. the leader of that group, the alleged leader christopher lythgoe is also accused of encouraging murder. in fact, is also accused of encouraging murder. infact, giving permission for murder, and the man he is accused of encouraging is that 22—year—old who can't be named for legal reasons. he's been charged with preparing a terrorist act, buying a machete in preparation for murder murdering rosie cooper. he's also separately charged with making threats to kill a female detective. all six men were told by the chief magistrate that they would remain in custody until their next appearance at the central criminal court, the old bailey, next friday. thank you. a review of mental health services for children in england, which was ordered by the government, has found that thousands of children aren't getting the support they need, when they need it. inspectors from the care quality commission concluded services are too fragmented and difficult to access. our health correspondent
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rob sissons reports. alice battled anorexia throughout her teenage years. she waited around six months for a mental health assessment, and to get specialist treatment she was told she would have to travel 100 miles from home. she is concerned some young people are still waiting too long. the reality is that these are people under the age of 18, and it's heavily frustrating that they are having to wait in situations of deep distress, them and their families. the care quality commission report suggests 39% of specialist community services need improving. it warns that services are too fragmented and thejoined up that services are too fragmented and the joined up approach that services are too fragmented and thejoined up approach is needed. the point highlights evidence that one infour the point highlights evidence that one in four children who needed care we re one in four children who needed care were unable to access it. the commission warns children's lives may be being put at risk. suicide is one of the leading cause of death in
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young people. what we know is that waiting a long time, or not being able to access a service when you needed, inherently increases the risk. we set up a fan -- a plan for investment, in which we are investing heavily in different parts of mental health services with a special focus on children. we aim to change this situation. the prime minister, seen here visiting a school, to highlight the need for young people's mental well—being to be given more priority. she's pledged to ensure that care for mental health problems always reaches the same standard as that her physical health. doctor golding isa her physical health. doctor golding is a child psychiatrist and says it can be damaging for children to have to wait a long time. i think it's a national scandal that our young people don't get the help they need. we have large numbers of young people in mental health distressed, and asa people in mental health distressed, and as a humane society we should be offering them the help they need. we
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aren't doing that adequately at the moment. alice knows the government says they will invest £1.11 billion for children's mental health over the next four years. one wonders, will it be enough? downing street has said any allegations of sexual harassment and abuse at westminster are "deeply concerning". it was responding to claims reported by the sun newspaper. our political correspondent ben wright is in westminster. explained more about this, ben? well, we're talking about this today because the sun newspaper has a story claiming that female assista nts story claiming that female assistants and researchers working for mps here in westminster have been using the whatsapp messaging service to share information about the alleged sleazy, inappropriate behaviour of some unnamed members of parliament. now, we don't know if this whatsapp actually exists, but the prime minister's is the woman was asked at length this morning
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about this by journalists was asked at length this morning about this byjournalists and she said any reports of sexual harassment are deeply concerning and the prime minister made it clear that any unwanted sexual behaviour is completely unacceptable and that is completely unacceptable and that is true in any walk of life. no 10 says they are unaware of any reported cases but stressed they would be taken seriously. separately, a house of commons spokesperson has also reiterated that any complaints would be taken very seriously and points out that because many of the assistants working for mps are employed by political parties, they're limited in how they can intervene but they stress there is a 24—hour hotline for anybody who has concerns. ben, thank you. our main headline... the political crisis in spain deepens, as madrid moves to impose direct rule on catalonia. and coming up — adrift in the pacific for five months, two women and their dogs, live to tell the tale. coming up in sport... the premier league's
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leading goal—scorer, harry kane, ruled out of tottenham's premier league match with manchester united tomorrow. historians, journalists and conspiracy theorists have begun poring over thousands of newly—declassified files relating to the assassination of presidentjohn f kennedy. but president trump has decided to to keep hundreds of other files secret, at least for the time being, at the request of security agencies. jon donnison reports. dallas, 22nd november 1963. it appears as though something has happened in the motorcade route, something i repeat has happened in the motorcade route... a day that shocked america and the world, and became the holy grail for conspiracy theorists. president kennedy has been assassinated. the official version of events is that the gunman, lee harvey oswald, acted alone. after the shots were fired
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he happened to look up at about the fifth or sixth floor of the texas book depository. he said he saw the rifle being pulled back in. but more than half a century on, polls show most americans are still don't believe that to be true. were the cia involved? the russians, the cubans or the mafia ? analysts are now poring over almost 3,000 government documents released from the national archive. there is nothing really of a bombshell there than understanding that bureaucrats in 1960 operated probably much like bureaucrats do today. it's easier to think of a conspiracy when really it's our own far more mundane failings that result in these tragedies. there is some fuel, though, for the conspiracy theorists, and even a british angle. an fbi memo tells of how a local newspaper in cambridge received an anonymous phone call 25 minutes before the assassination, warning to expect some big news out of america. and what of the some
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would say convenient murder of lee harvey oswald, who shot by nightclub ownerjack ruby? the new documents reveal the fbi had warned dallas police about death threats towards oswald. in downtown dallas today, a whole industry has been built around the mystery surrounding president kennedy's death. president trump, who indulged some of the conspiracy theories himself, in the end decided to hold back some of the most sensitive files, at least for now. and whether they're eventually released or not, the speculation over one of the defining events of the 20th century is unlikely to end. jon donnison, bbc news. australia's deputy prime minister, barnabyjoyce, has been disqualified from parliament because he was a dual new zealand national at the time of the last election. dual citizenship is banned under the australian constitution. the ruling has cost the coalition government its one—seat majority in parliament,
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and a by—election will now be held in december. from sydney, phil mercer reports. in the end, ignorance couldn't save most of australia's so—called "citizenship seven". all had said that at the time of last year's election, they didn't know they were dual nationals, which is banned in the constitution. but in the case of five of the mps, the high court has decided they weren't eligible to sit in parliament. the most notable casualty is barnaby joyce, the deputy prime minister. his disqualification has cost the centre—right government its one—seat majority in australia's lower house. he will now face a by—election in early december, which he's expected to win. it's a tough game, politics, and you dedicate so much of your time to it, and, you know, you take the hits and take the sacrifices, but we all buy the ticket, we know the risks. and now, i'm going to make sure that i don't cry in my beer. it is an embarrassment
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for the government, but the fallout could be far worse than just a red face. laws that mrjoyce helped to pass as australia's agriculture minister could be challenged in the courts. despite losing his deputy, the prime minister says he will soldier on. the decision of the court today is clearly not the outcome we were hoping for, but the business of government goes on. these provisions are unlikely to be altered any time soon, even though they seem outdated in such a multicultural country. academics believe that change isn't necessarily. they insist australia's dual citizenship crisis could have been avoided, had political parties thoroughly vetted their candidates. phil mercer, bbc news, sydney. new research suggests open heart surgery is safer in the afternoon, because of the body's internal clock. a french study, published
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in the lancet, says the heart is generally stronger and better able to withstand an operation in the afternoon than the morning. our health correspondent james gallagher reports. there is a biological clock keeping time inside all of us. it's the reason we want to sleep at night, but it also drives huge changes in the way our body works, including in our heart muscle. can you go on bypass, please? this is life—saving open—heart surgery. the operation puts the heart under huge stress, and a study in lille in france suggests the body clock also influences our recovery. it's perhaps not amazingly surprising that because the heart's capacity... its maximum activity is normally observed in the afternoon, that it is better able to tolerate surgical intervention at that time of day. the study, on 500 patients, showed the risk of complications including heart attacks halved from 18% in morning operations to just 9% in the afternoon.
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the researchers said patients should not be frightened away from vital surgery. they want to do more studies. but they think high—risk patients may benefit from being moved to the afternoon. if you're a patient waiting for open—heart surgery today or tomorrow, you shouldn't worry what time of day the surgery is done. but what it offers in the future is the prospect of developing new cardioprotective drugs which will reduce any damage to the heart from bypass and open—heart surgery. this study shows the potential of doing medicine in time with the body clock. and the researchers are now investigating other types of surgery. two american yachtswomen have been rescued by the us navy — after spending nearly five months adrift in the pacific ocean. jennifer appel and tasha fuiaba were aiming to sail from hawaii to tahiti, with their two dogs on board their small boat,
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but the engine failed. they were rescued after a fishing vessel alerted the authorities. keith doyle reports. stranded in the pacific ocean, the crew of this sailing boat expected to be in tahiti. but months after losing power, it was the us navy that they were delighted to welcome. two american women, jennifer appel and tasha fuiaba, and their two dogs, were finally safe, blowing kisses and barks ofjoy to their rescuers. they had survived for five months, after their engine failed in a storm en route from hawaii to tahiti. they decided to continue their 2,000—mile journey under sail, but went off—course and became lost in the vastness of the pacific. a taiwanese fishing boat finally saw them 900 miles south—west of japan and raised the alarm. the women and their dogs had a water purifier, and survived on a year's supply
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of dried goods such as oats, pasta and rice. the us navy released these pictures as they were taken aboard the uss ashland. it's said that the two sailors issued distress signals every day for the past 98 days, but they were too far from any land or any other ships to be picked up. when they finally saw the rescuers on the horizon, the women said they felt pure relief. they and their dogs appeared healthy and nourished, no doubt all looking forward to getting their feet, and paws, back on dry land. keith doyle, bbc news. england have lost to australia in a tough opening game at the rugby league world cup in melbourne. the away side had the perfect start, with jermaine mcgillvary scoring the first try of the tournament. to make matters worse, england's sam
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burgess looks set to miss most of the tournament with a knee injury. our sports correspondent katie gornall reports. for england, this is about as tough as it gets. australia have an air of the unbreakable about them. england are here trying to deliver a new script and with a new squad they had reason to be optimistic. jermaine mcg illva ry reason to be optimistic. jermaine mcgillvary seized his moment. the hosts were stirred into action. england try to plug the gaps but the pressure was building. gillette eventually punched through. now, australia had the lead and the momentum. england will know all about how dangerous slater can be. stopping him is another matter. perhaps a big a blow was landed just before half—time. sam burgess is england's talisman, and he's now unlikely to return before the quarterfinals. without him, england were chasing the game. joshjulie's
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interception five minutes from time finish things. england expect to improve but will now face a tougher route through this tournament. the hope is that their world cup doesn't start and end with the same result. england's cricket captain joe root has been talking about his side's chances, before they leave for the ashes tour of australia. the trip is already controversial, with ben stokes, england's star all—rounder, not on the plane, as he waits to find out whether he'll be charged in connection with a fight outside a bristol nightclub. our sports editor dan roan is at lords. well, england hunching hold the ashes, of course. the last time they went away to australia, they suffered a 5—0 thrashing and many people fear the same fate could be waiting for them this time around. they have been forced to name a relatively inexperienced and weak
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looking batting line—up. perhaps more importantly, when they leave london tomorrow, they will do so without arguably the most important player, all—rounder ben stokes. he is waiting to find out whether he will be charged by police following that altercation last month. the captainjoe that altercation last month. the captain joe root that altercation last month. the captainjoe root has been speaking about the incident for the first time. it's obviously disappointing that ben's not going to be with us, but we are a strong squad. what it does is it gives other guys opportunities to stand up, to put their stamp on test cricket. it gives them a chance to come into the team and do something special, and really strengthen the depth of our squad when ben is ready to come back and play. we are going to sit down as a side and make sure that something like this never happens again. we know that what's happened hasn't been good enough, and we're determined to get that right. joe root went on to say that he wa nts to joe root went on to say that he wants to set the tone and lead from the front. and it has to be said, so far, so good for his captaincy, the two series that he's been in charge, england have won both. but if
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england have won both. but if england are to win in australia it would be deemed a big surprise, and a lot of responsibility is on the shoulders of their captain, especially in the absence of ben stokes. an unfinished portrait of a woman believed to be mary, queen of scots, has been found hidden beneath another 16th century portrait. the image was discovered following an x—ray examination of a work by the dutch artist adrian vanson. the portrait, and x—ray images, go on display at the scottish national portrait gallery tomorrow. catriona renton went along for a preview. i'm just going to show you an underlying painting which we discovered underneath this portrait of chancellor maitland. as part of her research, caroline had taken an x—ray of this portrait, when something unexpected emerged. i was quite shocked to discover a woman's face looking at me, and not chancellor maitland's. my first thought was, am i developing the wrong plate? and then the more i looked at it, the more i realised that it was the right plate, and that it was a portrait of a woman from the period. then i realised, having
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grown up in scotland, that i thought it was mary, queen of scots. i was so excited that i ran up three flights of stairs to show it to my mentor. mary, queen of scots was forced to abdicate in 1567. a year later she fled to england, where she was imprisoned by her cousin, elizabeth, until her execution. perhaps this yields a clue as to why she was painted over. the fact we have to think about is mary's execution. so, the inscribed date on this portrait is 1589, and mary was executed in 1587. to have openly displayed a portrait of mary would have been quite a dangerous decision. this detective work has unveiled a secret hidden for centuries, now open to all.

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